Comprehensive MOT Test Centre Information Near Me

Find the nearest MOT Test Centres. Enter your postcode in the search box and we'll find all the MOT Stations near you ordered by distance. In addition to a handy map we will also include booking telephone numbers and, where possible, opening times. If you have a car, van, motor bike, private passenger vehicle or, even, a trike, we'll list all the M.O.S. Test Centers near you.

MOT Test Centre Counties

UK MOT Test Centres in Somerset

Combe St Nicholas
Slough Green
Parbrook
East Chinnock
Charlton
Ditcheat
Brinscombe
Charlton Horethorne
Little Keyford
Thurlbear
Bason Bridge
Tintinhull
Holford
Howleigh
Perry Green
Thorne St Margaret
Courtway
Shawford
Whatley
Upton
Pibsbury
North Cheriton
Hornblotton Green
Mark
East Coker
Chelston
Greylake Fosse
Puckington
Nynehead
Furringdons Cross
Whitefield
Combe Throop
Watchfield
Golsoncott
Whitney Bottom
Upcott
Lower Marston
Panborough
Havyatt
Horton
East Compton
Andersea
Woolverton
Primmore Corner
South Cadbury
Milton
Ruishton
Weare
Ilchester and Lindinis Roman Town
Bickenhall
West Monkton
Lower Vexford
Laverton
Ellicombe
North Town
Radstock
Skilgate
Butleigh
Hardington Mandeville
Ilminster
West Lydford
Low Ham
Maundown
Preston
Whitestaunton
Flaxpool
Nailsbourne
Blackmoor
East Quantoxhead
Sticklynch
Street
Yeabridge
Lydmarsh
Broomhill
Pict's Hill
Helland
Greinton
Hambridge
Ridgeway
Burridge
Green Parlour
Whitecross
Ludney
Moorland and Northmoor Green
Littleton
Milton Clevedon
Old Cleeve
Hatch Green
Monksilver
Stowell
Feltham
West Lyng
Beercrocombe
Knowle St Giles
Carhampton
Friarn
Dowlish Wake
Winsham
Ilton
Allerford
Chantry
Sutton Bingham
Porlock
White Ball
Middle Chinnock
Cotford St Luke
Blackford
Wooten Hall
Corton Denham
Hapsford
Drayton
Taunton
Bleadney
Wincanton
Killing's Knap
Chilthorne Domer
Fivehead
Bathway
Nettlecombe
Chiselborough
Othery
Rowberrow
Kingsbury Episcopi
Minehead
Lamyatt
Steanbow
Walcombe
Leigh upon Mendip
Crickham
East Lyng
Hockholler
Weston Town
Blagdon Hill
Pye Corner
Tacker Street
Dulcote
Windmill Hill
West Luccombe
Ilford
Plot Street
Puddle Town
Brympton D'Evercy
Weacombe
Hale
Burnham-on-Sea
Mudford Sock
Stewley
Prestleigh
Tuckerton
Lilstock
Shapwick
Horner
Holcombe
West Camel
Woodlands
Washbrook
Curry Mallet
Isle Abbotts
Hoccombe
Creech Heathfield
Battleton
Swell
Burton
Small Way
Fitzroy
Dyche
Westowe
Coursley
Sampford Arundel
Nether Stowey
Dommett
Yeovilton
Old Way
Cannard's Grave
Theale
Knapp
Witcombe
West Stoughton
Kingsdon
Townsend
Payton
Westcombe
Abbas Combe
Curload
Waterlip
Chilson
Darvole
Pear Ash
Knowle
Hemington
Moor
Listock
Sea
Kilve
Washford
Castle Cary
Worminster
Wyke Champflower
Blatchbridge
Alstone
Hornblotton
Cloford
Leighland Chapel
Watergore
Hewish
Croscombe
Somerton
Stoney Stratton
Kilmersdon
Babcary
Butleigh Wootton
Lyng
Staplegrove
North Curry
Montacute
Broadway
Kilton
Shoreditch
Knole
West Lambrook
Rook's Nest
Shopnoller
Lower Godney
Radlet
Ham
Porlockford
Lower Chilton Cantelo
Wales
Cricket Malherbie
Brompton Regis
Muchelney
Shepton Montague
Rydon
Duddlestone
Dinnington
Mid Lambrook
Stoford
Brent Knoll
Stoney Stoke
South Brewham
Walford
Adscombe
Peasmarsh
Oath
Frome
Wick
Woodram
East End
Netherclay
Southmarsh
Batch
Churchinford
Latcham
Milborne Wick
Runnington
Trull
Nimmer
Buckland Down
Chedzoy
Downside
Charlton Musgrove
Tarr
Stocklinch
Lower Halsway
Alhampton
Wilkinthroop
Chapmanslade
Edbrook
Marshall's Elm
Lawford
Northay
Street on the Fosse
Chilton Trinity
St Michael Church
Tracebridge
Crewkerne
Compass
Northwick
Tytherington
Milverton
Lower Stratton
Aisholt
Broadway Pound
East Anstey
Mells
Poole
Monkton Heathfield
Forton
Biddisham
Oare
Bodden
Easton
Higher Holton
Middle Stoughton
Bishops Lydeard
Sampford Brett
Clewer
Up Mudford
Winsford
Meare
Higher Vexford
Higher Chillington
Edgarley
Halse
Spaxton
Sutton Montis
Fitzhead
Moortown
Rode
Seven Ash
Old Down
Haydon
Netherton
Chard
Hatch Beauchamp
Cucklington
Atherstone
Woolcotts
North Wootton
Dimmer
Moorlinch
Midelney
Easton Town
Langford Budville
Roundham
Orchard Portman
Heale
Hardington Moor
Berrow
Whitchurch
Barwick
Higher Foddington
Upper Westholme
Penselwood
Hele
Stoke sub Hamdon
Border
Adsborough
Kingstone
Higher Beetham
Berkley Marsh
Lower Key
Coombe
Pedwell
Pickney
Curry Rivel
Athelney
Four Forks
Stathe
Torre
Buckland Dinham
Holywell
Hare
Dodhill
Foxcote
Litton
Eyewell
Podimore
Langaller
Dundon Hayes
Ilchester Mead
East Water
Pightley
Willett
Upper Coxley
Hinton St George
Green Ore
North Barrow
Thrupe
Hillfarrance
Stoke St Mary
Bagley Green
Clavelshay
Wadeford
Selworthy
Bawdrip
Brushford
Ruggin
Lydford-on Fosse
Puddlebridge
Lower Burrow
Batcombe
Stembridge
Yenston
Frost Street
Chilton Cantelo
Hurcot
West End
Lattiford
Bradford-on-Tone
Eastertown
Misterton
Ash Priors
Upper Benter
Priddy
Rodgrove
Walton
Stream
Pyleigh
Southwood
West Compton
Piltown
Lower Wellisford
Fulford
Chipstable
West Huntspill
Bonson
Dunster
Sweethay
Withybrook
Chidgley
Upper Milton
West Hatch
Asney
New England
West Bagborough
Cothelstone
Lopen
Wortheal
Chilton Polden
Lyatts
Bulford
Chapel Allerton
Beer
STAWLEY
Parchey
Battleborough
Hardington
Otterhampton
West Bradley
Langley Marsh
Dipford
North Brewham
Great Elm
South Horrington
Cowbridge
Knighton
Enmore
Rock
West Coker
Hillcommon
Raddington
Holly Brook
Vole
Gare Hill
Daw's Green
Thorngrove
Stout
Pathe
Corfe
Wood
Oakhill
Webbington
Southway
Huntham
Ford
Egford
Toulton
Leigh Common
Lower Aisholt
Bridgehampton
Sherborne
Compton Durville
Bratton
Puriton
Northway
Standerwick
Greenham
Fulwood
Slape Cross
Chapel Cleeve
Kingswood
Durnfield
Edington
Greylake
Preston Bowyer
Trudoxhill
Coleford
Plot Gate
Westport
Terhill
Oake
Shepton Beauchamp
West Porlock
Coxbridge
Sigwells
Mudford
Nettlebridge
Chilcompton
Treble's Holford
Withycombe
Vellow
Hembridge
Lillesdon
Catsgore
Alston Sutton
Bridgwater
Broadshard
Cat Tail
Shurton
Maperton
Ashill
Wells
Cheddar
Cutler's Green
Purtington
Ashcott
Badgworth
Elliots Green
Cottiford
Binegar
Newton
Wraxall
Cole Hill
Lower Westholme
Over Stratton
Higher Halsway
Horsington Marsh
Pond Close
Sampford Moor
Witham Friary
Woolston
Wootton Courtenay
Clapton
Lower Vagg
Oldford
Burtle
Baltonsborough
Pendomer
Exton
Midsomer Norton
East Huntspill
Gurney Slade
Cudworth
Hartford
Bury
Badbury
Exebridge
Wambrook
West Newton
Westonzoyland
Limington
Goathurst
Combwich
Dean
Urgashay
Bagley
Wrangway
Spargrove
Wellington
Edingworth
Hadspen
Crock Street
Stapley
Angersleigh
Faulkland
Haselbury Plucknett
Bradley Cross
Wigborough
Dulverton
Stoke St Michael
Benter
Simonsbath
Badger Street
Ashwick
Newtown
Widcombe
East Nynehead
West Buckland
West Leigh
Catcott
Withial
Poundisford
Hawkridge
Whitcombe
Staple Fitzpaine
Lympsham
Clayhanger
Bradley Green
Rhode
New Cross
Kenny
Haybridge
Lower Whatley
Brean
Chaffcombe
Little Pennard
Luxborough
Fiddington
West Chinnock
Bedlam
Ashcott Corner
Luccombe
Mattock's Tree Green
Middlezoy
Axbridge
Triscombe
Porlock Weir
Northmoor Corner
Tatworth
High Ham
Redlynch
East Town
Mark Causeway
Cockwood
Rumwell
Berkley
White Post
Queen Camel
Stoughton Cross
Barton St David
Godney
Henstridge Bowden
Stamborough
Yarrow
Thurloxton
Wembdon
Huntworth
Coxley Wick
Rodhuish
Cranmore
Hastings
Henstridge Marsh
Little Moor
Lullington
Burrow
Pitney
Buckland St Mary
Dunwear
Ashington
Downhead
Norton sub Hamdon
Street Ash
Edithmead
Plainsfield
Culverhays
Ashwell
Woodford
Dundon
Sellick's Green
Wookey
Shipham
Charlynch
Wheddon Cross
Wiveliscombe
Donyatt
Pawlett
Splatt
Holton
Nunney
Tolland
Thorne Coffin
Roadwater
Odcombe
Creech St Michael
Otterford
Capton
Bicknoller
Rowford
Beggearn Huish
Dunball
East Pennard
Huntspill
Pitsford Hill
Little Load
Churchstanton
Shepton Mallet
Woolminstone
Pitminster
Broomfield
Beckington
North Newton
East Cranmore
Stawley
Nethercott
Churchtown
Sutton Mallet
Nythe
Cockhill
Norton St Philip
Durleigh
Chewton Mendip
Holwell
Galhampton
Dinder
Sutton
Coombe Bottom
Leighton
East Horrington
South Petherton
Hungerford
Upper Vobster
Gothelney Green
Walpole
Sparkford
Ham Street
Tarnock
Merriott
Alford
Isle Brewers
Horton Cross
Park Gate
Cannington
Elworthy
West Town
Tivington
Cushuish
Vobster
Wookey Hole
Kibbear
Neighbourne
Emborough
Camel Hill
Highbridge
Yarde
Long Load
Clanville
Stretcholt
Compton Dundon
Whitelackington
Meare Green
Yeovil
West Pennard
Hinton
West Horrington
Buscott
Launcherley
Ston Easton
Williton
Cheddon Fitzpaine
Laverley
Muchelney Ham
Westham
Stringston
Stapleton
Horsey
Upton Noble
Dowlish Ford
Marston Magna
Burrowbridge
Mudgley
Durston
Pilton
Rapps
Barrington
Riding Gate
Rudge
Outwood
Newbury
Doniford
Long Sutton
Bridgetown
East Brent
Winter Well
Berhill
Escott
West Yeo
Handy Cross
Rockwell Green
Draycott
Speckington
Lovington
Bradney
Yarley
Tellisford
Thornfalcon
Lottisham
Moolham
Compton Pauncefoot
Gotton
Langport
Charlton Adam
Compton Bishop
Ashton
Kingston St Mary
Chelynch
Higher Burrow
Brindham
Stogursey
Stoke Trister
West Mudford
Wrantage
Aller
Bossington
Rodney Stoke
Hardington Marsh
Coultings
Holywell Lake
Keinton Mandeville
Over Stowey
Blackwater
Combe Florey
Cutcombe
Weston Bampfylde
Kittisford
Lower Weare
Oldways End
Seavington St Michael
Steart
Woolavington
Upper Godney
Closworth
Farleigh Hungerford
Glastonbury
Burcott
Upper Cheddon
Henley
Huntstile
North Cadbury
Yarford
North Coker
East Street
Coat
Yarlington
Cross
Bratton Seymour
Martock
Doulting
Cossington
Stone Allerton
Farringdon
Wedmore
Chardleigh Green
Westford
Pudleigh
Rich's Holford
Barrow
Hedging
Lowton
Bathpool
Waterrow
Appley
Oxenpill
Cocklake
Ashbrittle
Wayford
Coppits Hill
Henton
Fyfett
Southay
Crowcombe Heathfield
Croford
Heathfield
Chillington
Stratton-on-the-Fosse
Huish Champflower
South Barrow
Star
Norton Fitzwarren
East Lydford
New Town
Higher Alham
West Woodlands
Wagg
Allowenshay
Bathealton
Westbury-sub-Mendip
Milborne Port
West Quantoxhead
Combe
Newport
Woolmersdon
Fennington
Withiel Florey
Stockland Bristol
East Combe
Ford Street
Rimpton
Merridge
Pleamore Cross
Lambrook
Pitcot
Stileway
Yeovil Marsh
Langford
Horsington
Huxham Green
Nash
Durborough
Coleford Water
Capland
Chesterblade
Brompton Ralph
Silver Street
Royston Water
Nunney Catch
Bincombe
Shalford
Seavington St Mary
Lower Milton
Watchet
Lydford Fair Place
Coxley
South Cheriton
Sticklepath
Bruton
Down End
Templecombe
Lower Foddington
Lytes Cary
Hardway
Hornsbury
Stone
Timberscombe
Fordgate
Henstridge
Lydeard St Lawrence
Blue Anchor
Stolford
Kingweston
North Petherton
Evercreech
Bilbrook
Thorney
Cary Fitzpaine
Little Norton
Dillington
Aley
East Lydeard
Overton
Pecking Mill
Shearston
East Lambrook
Stogumber
Burnworthy
Chipley
Willand
Wearne
Curland
Westhay
Polsham
North Perrott
Crowcombe
Pylle
Worth
Hackness
Nyland
Ammerham
Withypool
Screedy
Cuttiford's Door
Exford
Stoke St Gregory
Sparkford Hill
Clatworthy
Bladon
Wanstrow
East Woodlands
Little Weston
Nedge Hill
Charlton Mackrell
Howley
Stawell
Cricket St Thomas
Langley

When to get an MOT

The MOT test is designed to check that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards defined by the Department for Transport.

The rules that determine when you need to MOT your vehicle depend on the type of vehicle you have and what you use it for. These rules are grouped into Classes which currently include 1, 2, 3, 4, 4a, 5, 5a and 7. Broardly speaking you need to MOT your vehicle on;

  • the third anniversary of its registration
  • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it's over 3 years old
The exception to this is vehicles that are categorised as Class 4, 5 and 5a which need to be MOT tested every 12 months.

Driving a vehicle without an MOT can attract a fine of up to £1,000

Expired MOT certificate

It is not acceptable to drive a vehicle if its MOT has certificate expired. Doing so can result in a prosecution. Exceptions to this rule are;

  • to or from somewhere to be repaired,
  • to a pre-arranged MOT test1.

1A pre-arranged MOT test is one that has been arranged in advance. If you are stopped on the way to a drop in MOT test centre without an appointment you may not qualify for an exemption.

MOT renewal

An MOT lasts for a calendar year. The MOT expiration date is printed on the MOT pass certificate.

It is important to ensure your vehicle's MOT test certificate is renewed before the MOT test due date. This is can be done as early as a month minus 1 day before the expiration of the current certificate or anniversary of the registration of the vehicle. It is acceptable to get a new MOT test certificate at any time, however, the start date of the certificate will change if the renewal date is more than a month minus a day before the expiration of the current certificate.

MOT Test Fees and Class Descriptions

The Department for Transport has specified maximum fees that MOT test centres can charge. These are broken down by the Class of the vehicle as this roughly equates to the amount of effort required by the MOT Test Centre to carry out the test. The following table explains the Classes and associated costs.

ClassVehicle TypeAge before
MOT (years)
Maximum
Fee
1Motorcycle (engine size up to 200cc)3£ 29.65
1Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size up to 200cc)3£ 37.80
2Motorcycle (engine size over 200cc)3£ 29.65
2Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size over 200cc)3£ 37.80
33-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight)3£ 37.80
43-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)3£ 54.85
4Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)3£ 54.85
4Motor caravans3£ 54.85
4Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)3£ 54.85
4Dual purpose vehicles3£ 54.85
4Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)3£ 54.85
4Ambulances and taxis1£ 54.85
4Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)1£ 57.30
4Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)3£ 54.85
4aClass 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check£ 64.00
5Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)1£ 59.55
5Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)1£ 80.65
5Playbuses1£ 80.65
5aClass 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check£ 80.50
5aClass 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check£ 124.50
7Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight)3£ 58.60

Test Failures and Retests

If your vehicle has failed its MOT Test you may qualify for a free or reduced retest.

If the MOT Test Centre carries out the repair then ordinarily they would retest the vehicle at a reduced cost or no cost at all, depending on the nature of the work and the time between the two MOT tests.

If you decide to take your vehicle away for repair you will need to ensure that your vehicle's current certificate is still valid. If your certificate is no longer valid then you will only be able to take your vehicle to a repair agent to get the defects corrected and to an MOT Test Centre with a pre-arranged MOT test appointment. You will not be able to take your vehicle to any other location.

If you have taken your vehicle away for repair and manage to return it to the same test centre before the end of the next working day for a retest, the MOT Test Centre will not charge for the partial retest, assuming the repair is one or more of the following items;

  • access panels
  • battery
  • bonnet
  • bootlid
  • brake pedal antislip
  • break glass hammer (class 5 vehicles only)
  • doors (including hinges, catches and pillars)
  • door open warning device (class 5 vehicles only)
  • dropsides
  • electrical wiring
  • emergency exits and signs (class 5 vehicles only)
  • entrance door remote control (class 5 vehicles only)
  • entrance/exit steps (class 5 vehicles only)
  • fuel filler cap
  • headlamp cleaning or levelling devices (that doesn’t need a headlamp aim check)
  • horn
  • lamps (excluding headlamp aim)
  • loading door
  • main beam 'tell-tale'
  • mirrors
  • rear reflectors
  • registration plates
  • seatbelts (but not anchorages), seatbelt load limiter and seatbelt pre-tensioner
  • seats
  • sharp edges or projections
  • stairs (class 5 vehicles only)
  • steering wheel
  • tailboard
  • tailgate
  • trailer electrical sockets
  • towbars (excluding body around anchorage points)
  • tyre pressure monitoring system
  • vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • windscreen glass, wipers and washers
  • wheels and tyres (excluding motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecar)
If the repair is for another fault or you do not get your vehicle back within the time period then you are eligible for a charge.

If you return your vehicle, after a repair, within 10 working days of the original test then the MOT Test Centre can complete a partial test which may be free or at a reduce charge. If it is not within this period then the MOT Text Centre will need to carry out a full test for which a full charge can be made.

Booking an MOT

MOT Test Centres offer a variety of methods for booking your vehicle in for a test. The primary means of booking is by phone. Our website offers a handy click to call facility if you are using a compatible device saving the need to save or write the number down. It is also worth noting that many sites now have online booking capabilities making it quick and easy for you to book your car in for a test.

MOT Test Centre maximum fees are controlled. Familiarise yourself with the Class of your vehicle and ensure that the MOT Test Centre does not charge you more than the maximum fee specified.

How does the MOT Test work?

An MOT test is an annual check of qualifying vehicles by an approved agent of items the Department of Transport has deemed essential for the safe operation of the vehicle on the public highway. Checks vary by vehicle category but all include essential items like headlights, seatbelt and tyres.

The MOT Test is designed to ensure the vehicle meets road safety and emission standards as defined by the Department for Transport. The test ensures your vehicle is in appropriate condition for use on the road. The MOT Test focuses on elements of the vehicle that ensure the safety of the driver, passengers and other road users. The Test does not concern itself with the condition of the vehicle's engine or gearbox, for example, but does focus on items such as seat belts, breaks and lights. For a full guide please read the MOT Inspection Manual.

Whilst the MOT Test is being performed you are allowed to view the Test from the MOT Public viewing area. You are not, however, allowed to interact with the Tester during the course of their duties.

MOT Test Completion

When the MOT Tester has completed the inspection you will be issued with a certificate. This can be an MOT Certificate, if the vehicle has passed, or a refusal of an MOT Test Certificate. In either case the outcome, along with the vehicles odometer reading will be recorded in the MOT test database, which is a national register.

If the vehicle has passed the MOT Test the MOT Certificate will be issued with, amoungst other things, the epiration date of the Certificate. You will need to repeat this process again before this date.

If the vehicle has NOT passed the MOT Test the refusal of an MOT Test Certificate will be issued which contains the reasons why the vehicle failed the test. If you decide to take the vehicle away for repair then please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the rules related to retesting your vehicle, especially if your MOT Test Certificate has expired.

If you feel you vehicle has been incorrectly failed then you may lodge an appeal with the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) by calling them on 0300 123 9000 week days between 7:30am to 6pm. You should also contact them if you think your MOT Test Certificate is not geniune or if you think your vehicle has passed when it shouldn't have.

Driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition can attract a fine of up to £2,000, a driving ban and 3 penalty points
Information on this site is correct at time of publication. We assume no responsibility for any incorrect data, ommissions or errors.
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